As a member of the Bromley contingent he was one of the pace setters in defining punk and as bassist and co lyricist in Siouxsie And The Banshees until he left in 1996 he helped shape the sound of one of the key bands in that era.
Now on speaking terms again with the great Siouxsie there are no current plans for Banshee activity perhaps because he has his hands full writing acclaimed film sound tracks.
1. THE MIRROR MAN SESSIONS – CAPTAIN. BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND
The fifteen year old me snuck up to London, on my own, to see the Captain and his Magic band at the Royal Albert Hall in 1971. I bought a ticket in the gods from a scalper and watched the show that would change my life. Initially, I was a teenage Mothers of Invention fanatic and through Zappa learned of Big Don. I’d never seen a band quite like the Magic band and I still haven’t seen anything come remotely close. Simply astounding. I must of listened to these songs over a thousand times. It never gets old.
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